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. >> it was like a domino effect and we were next on the line, but they saved us. >> reporter: her house was in direct line of firefighters powerful water blast. >> and my mom was actually in the house and she says she heard a loud noise. and so she gathered herself and my nieces and went outside and she said she couldn't see anything but black. >> reporter: behind the black, this house. >> my wife called me. she is outside and she walked into wal-mart. >> reporter: his wife arrived home from wal-mart just in time to see the flames and people evacuating. >> i was asleep and they woke me up and i came outside. >> reporter: no one was hurt. thankfully no one was inside the three houses destroyed. but a few people suffered smoke inhalation injuries in the area. just one much many concerns for a family who moved here only five months ago. >> last week my house -- saturday. >> reporter: the fire chief says the house didn't stand a chance given its proximity to the first house that caught on fire. >> the rate of flames spread in homes when they're this close is a concern to us. and we attempt
daughter said i want it to hit us. i have a house. my roof is going to blow off. somebody has to pay for the roof. >> reporter: that is not good. back now live, the bars are closing a little bit earlier and the situation here a little bit quieter than it usually is on a labor day weekend. but i actually talked to folks who had evacuated from north carolina. they're staying up here a little wadz. they were mad -- ways. they were mad about that. i said think about katrina and the people that stayed behind there. it wasn't good for them. derek back to you. >> thank you, bruce. >>> now we're going to travel north to ocean city, maryland where emergency workers say they are prepared as they should be as earl creeps closer to their coast. our scoot broom is there. >> reporter: tonight they're waiting for the storm and should they stay or should they go. >> the big gates on the sea walls slammed shut. the final preparations from keeping the surf to destroy the boardwalk as earl pushes close. >> i'm kind of excited. >> we're definitely going to stay. >> yes. >> reporter: people in ocean city
from hurricane igor. this is 9 news now. >>> i'm bruce johnson and thanks for joining us this saturday night. we begin with a local crime spree that apparently came to an end. homes belonging to indian american families have been burglarized, 37 homes in all. the thieves are looking for gold. the mastermind is a woman from new york. >> reporter: that was her then, and this is her now. >> wow, finally, i believe like there's a justice system. >> reporter: 34-year-old melinda soto pleaded guilty to 37 burglaries, and stealing more than half a million dollars, mainly in family gold from indian americans in northern virginia. two other men, including her husband, have been charged. but that was hardly the case when i visited laha a year ago. $100,000 worth of diamonds, gold and other valuables snatched away. her community scared, paranoid and skeptical of everyone who came into their neighborhood. >> now, at least they can go to their house, sleep in their house. the house is a place where you live, and it was a hunting place. >> reporter: according to court documents, she found them by go
. >>> this is 9 news now. >> hello i'm bruce johnson. thanks for joining us this saturday. cigarette butts are to blame for that tragic fire that destroyed three homes and damaged five others in menasis this week. the butts have been discarded in large potting plants on the back deck of one of the house. the people who lost their home got the news from the fire marshall this evening. >> it was an accidental fire ignited by improperly disregarded smoking materials into large potted plants. >> when there is plenty of blame directed at the homeowner where the fire started, forgiveness from the unlikelys of people. she lost all of her possessions, including two dogs and three cats. >> at least we know the truth and we will be okay with that. >> when the deck caught fire it jumped to the highly flammable vinyl siding. it then spread quickly to the other homes in the tightly packed neighborhood. >>> we could have the same scenarios take place out here. >> reporter: loudan county commissioner says these rapid fires and multiple losses are becoming more common with lax building codes. >> when you
counterpart jon stewart can only make a living poking fun at politicians and us in the media, because to them, we often miss the point, and that is arguments make for great tv. but let's be real. when it comes to solving any problems, not so much. colbert admitted he's jaws median, but would be a heck of a lot less funny if we didn't hand them great material. >>> some accidents you don't expect anyone to survive. this is one of them. during an air show in indonesia, a small plane burst into a fireball. somehow, the pilot got out and survived. he is in the hospital with serious injuries. the spectators who witnessed the crash included hundreds of young school children, including kids in kindergarten. >>> surveillance video showed masked men entering a lick core store only to make a quick exit when a clerk fired a shot into the ceiling. minutes later, the same robbers tried to go into a different liquor store and hold it up. that clerk also armed, and ended up shooting them both. the two men in the hospital, but are expected to be okay. >>> tomorrow is an important day for parents nationwide. t
. >> reporter: just moments ago, one of the hostages wanted us to read a statement. quote, first of all, i want to thank the montgomery county police and all the agencies for helping to ensure the safety of all my colleagues at the discovery county communications and for helping get me and my colleagues out safely. i especially want to thank discovery for their support. at this time because the criminal investigation is still ongoing, i will have no further comments regarding the events of this afternoon, but i thank you all for your concern during these heroing hours. the statement from jim mcnatty put out by discovery communications. their moment did not end the moment they were free. they were brought to the silver county spring police station after their ordeal. >> we want the opportunity to talk to them and find out what they know, what happened, and what can they tell us. >> reporter: discovery executives met with the hostages here but said little. >> how are your guys. >> everyone's great. we're thankful. everyone's great, really, truly. >> will you let us talk to them? we're interested
for many hours while they search for the suspect. he was inside all of that time and brings us the story of what the residents went through. >> washington, d.c. police say a man was shot down as he walked in the 800 block of southern avenue southeast at 4:00 this afternoon. and then the gunman, along with several suspects were seen fleeing into a nearby apartment building. >> we don't know that there was possibly two guns used in this particular matter. we haven't located those weapons as of yet. >> reporter: washington, d.c. place say this man may be one of those suspects. >> entering into the building the individual attempted to jump over the railing, at which point the officers took him downstairs. >> reporter: kind of suspicious behavior? >> from the 11th floor, yes. >> reporter: 25 officers swarmed the towers in southeast this afternoon and locked down near 300 apartments for four hours while they searched. >> and the officers went floor by floor until they went to the entire building. >> no matter what floor they are not to go in and out of their apartments because it is a crime sc
for joining us. we begin with breaking news in the district. there has been a drive-by in northeast. three people including two teens have been shot. one of the teenagers believed to be seriously wounded. other teen was struck in the foot. witness says several people were in the area of 53 and clay streets when shots were fired. prince george's county police are investigating a rash of strong armed robberies tonight. victims all university of maryland student being mugged by several people. walking at night in a group no guarantee that you will be safe. >> it's scary. it really is. it's something you have to keep an eye out for. >>> the muggings are putting some students on edge. last friday three umd students getting into a car at this hotel at baltimore avenue and berwyn road are attacked by three suspects. >> very scary knowing it's that close to home and it happens more often this semester than in the past. >>> two days later five crooks jumped three students at a bus stop. and a week later this past saturday morning a student walking on hartwalk and princeton avenue is approached by f
building in the 300-block of 56th street. frankly they don't want us to see what is going on. at about 9:00 tonight, they got a call for a disturbed man. went to this apartment building, knocked on the door, we're told. the result of that knock they heard something inside that led them to believe the person inside that apartment was either going to harm himself or someone else. simultaneously, they began to see smoke coming from within that apartment and began to permeate the apartment building. immediately the other people in that apartment building and frankly we don't know how big the apartment building is because we can't get that close, everyone in that apartment buildings has been evacuated. the presumption now is that person is barricaded in his own apartment with no hostages. that is the working pre sums although we don't -- pre assumption although we don't know that for certain. the best guess now is that fire is apparently gone out because dc fire says it has not yet extinguished the fire. in the woods between 56th street and 56th place, we have been able to see dc special oper
the popular shopping center with the latest tonight. gary. >> reporter: well, anita, that surely got us scurrying out here. turns out the explosions, the sounds of tires exploding as a result of car fires. this happened as we sat on the first floor of the parking garage. take a look at the big suv prominent in the picture. that is where firefighters believe the fire started in the engine compartment of that big suv. it spread to two other cars. three cars destroyed by fire. five others damaged by heat. that big suv owned by a family we saw sitting on the bumper of another car wondering how they're going to get home. the initial investigation make it appear this was an accident. so some big problems for the people whose cars were destroyed. big problem for damaged cars. and inconvenience for shoppers here. john price. >> we had to close down the parking garage for a little bit until we could determine what we had and what we needed to do. we worked with the tyson security. and once we determined the area that we needed to confine, the personnel too and ensure no one ems was in the area,
, brittany. thank you. >>> tonight the u.s. supreme court is the only chance a virginia woman has to avoid execution. virginia governor bob mcdonnell denied clemency. she is the only woman on virginia's death row. she is the first woman to be executed in nearly a century. they convicted her to carry out the 2002 murders of her husband and stepson. her execution is scheduled for next thursday. >>> we just made some calls and the capitol hill police have not yet released the name of the man killed right near the u.s. botanical gardens today. but officers say the man pointed a gun at them and when they ordered him to drop it he didn't do it so they shot him dead. no word on what sparked the whole thing. >>> and a heart-breaking accident in silver spring has left a toddler strangled to death. the 18-month-old's father found the little boy all entangled in the drapery cord inside their apartment this afternoon. a police officer rushed the father and the child in thinks police cruiser to a nearby hospital, but it was just too late. neighbors at the apartment complex are in shock. some say they h
. craig: well, i don't use the big words, but thank you. >> i kind of figured. craig: yeah. so -- [laughter] you feel you're ready to take over? [laughter] >> not ready . craig: you're not ready? >> not ready. craig: i don't know, man. i think it might be time. yeah, in fact it is. i'm going to go. you finish the show. [laughter] all right? it will be cool. just relax. you can do it. you can do it. now, the only thing to remember is, remember, remember, don't uh-oh. [laughter] i'll see you. you finish up. tell them to have a nice weekend is, something like that. be good. wait until i leave. >> wait until you leave. oh. good night, everybody. [applause] . >>> this is 9news now. >>> tonight earl has come and gone for us, but new england is feeling its rath right now. >> the wrath of earl. hey, top, if this wasn't a tropical storm, i guess it would be a nor'easter. >> it would be. and actually some of the nor'easters we've had have done more damage. we'll get right to the map. we're looking at tropical storm warnings from watch hill all the way up into maine. so that is all the hu
. no matter what, it's all about the children. >> reporter: elaine parker says she used to work with armstrong who other friends say lately was struggling financially. >> somewhere june and may she was out of electricity and stuff. and she was trying to get money together. >> reporter: they had a broken water line and apparently it was leaking into our kitchen. >> reporter: kevin roberts lives next door. his place is totally destroyed as he tries to salvage what he can in the dark, he counts his blessing that both he and his roommate were at when the fire started. >> i thought this was a movie. it didn't look real to me. i am in shock, disbelief and -- >> reporter: his voice trails off as he tries to find words to describe how he feels about his neighbors who did not survive. brittany morehouse, 9news now. >> and as of right now, we have no idea what caused that fire. the fairfax county firefighters are still investigating it. >>> new at 11:00, mother nature caused some problems for one montgomery county family tonight. take a look at this. high winds blew this tree down on a home in wheaton.
'm bruce johnson. thanks for joining us this saturday night. we begin with one of the area's most popular and crowded spots, chinatown where new efforts are underway to stop people gathering and fighting near the metro stop. armando trull reports where authorities are trying something new. >> reporter: it is called the mosquito, but right now it's a mosquito free zone, but that wasn't the case earlier, because a mosquito was buzzing around. this is what a 21st century mosquito looks and sounds like. that's a mosquito. >> oh, wow. >> have you ever seen a mosquito like that? >> no. >> at least it's the nickname of an electronic device that sounds out a high-pitched hum. >> i hear a sound, and this sounds really noisy. >> the mosquito is meant to discourage loitering, especially by teens, whose ears are especially sensitive to high frequencies. >> maybe a little, but not too much. keep moving. >> reporter: folks over 25. >> i was wondering how did it work and. >> reporter: the high-tech safety device was installed two weeks ago by the gallery place partners, llc, a real estate company that m
/11 attacks. >> we must ask ourselves how best to honor them, those who died. >> they remind us not just by how they gave their lives, but by how they lived their lives. >> that being a hero is not just a matter of fate; it's a matter of choice. >> strong in will, to strive, to seek, to find and not to yield. >> this is 9 news now. >> i'm bruce johnson. thanks for joining us this saturday night. nine years later, and it's been a solemn day of remembering and a day of protest. let's begin in new york where some 2,252 names at the world trade center were read out loud today. randall pinkston begins our coverage tonight. >> friends and family and political leaders pay tribute to the nearly 3,000 victims of 9 9/#1d #1d. >> robert james crawford. >> reporter: relatives and workers involved in the 9/#1d 1 memorial and museum read each name. a fireman's bell marked the moments when planes slammed into the tourist and when each one collapsed. one of the victims was 35-year- old john christopher henwood father of go. >> when did you know he was gone? >> i guess whenly father dave ran down the hal
take us down. >> an emotional day today; but as you can hear, lots of resolve from the folks who came here to the pentagon. you can imagine there were a number of local events commemorating this searsly, including one held in crystal city earlier today. it was a 5k race with police officers and firefighters. they raised thousands of dollars, all of that money going to the survivors fund. live at the pentagon, julian gonecalves, 9 news now. >>> the city of alexandria paid tribute to the citizens who died in the attacks. members of the fire, police and sheriff's office held a special ceremony at the masonic temple. >>> tonight in new york, twin blue beams of light shineing into the sky where the world trade center stood september 1. it's become an annual tradition in new york. that's washington cathedral. the bell rang nine times to honor the 9/11 victims. >>> while the country paid tribute to the victims, here in washington, a small group tried to stand in support of pastor terry jones, the minister few people had ever heard of until he threatened to burn the koran. two demonstrations
the man in, video, please call police. >> copper was once used to make pennies, but it's millions of dollars in taxpayer money that is at stake in a dispute over a music haul in silver springs. >> that's right. the development featuring a fillmore nightclub may require more tax dollars. gary nurenberg is at the site with more and why critics are calling this a sweetheart deal that wastes public money. gary. >> reporter: well, anita, there is a sign at the site, but proponents of the plan say development of this prime piece of real estate is essential for the reveet liization of silver -- revitalization of silver springs. it has hot spots like the american film institute and the round house theater. they broke ground on the nightclub thursday. the undeveloped block stand in stark contrast to the success of silver springs only yards away. >> one of the challenges from our efforts and price to reviet liez revitalize silver spring has been this block. >> reporter: the state and county were each to kick in $4 million to make the deal attractive to a company called live nation that owns
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